Preparation key to wildfire protection

Picture this: You are driving home from work and see a smoke plume in the sky near your home. As you pull into yourdriveway, you are stopped by firefighters assessing your home to see if it can be...

DATE: May 1, 2010 | CATEGORY: Lifestyle

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County's rural schools: A step back in time

By Ruth LambertSan Juan Mountains AssociationThis spring, the San Juan Mountains Association will initiate a new project to collect information on the historicrural schools in La Plata County. The...

DATE: April 3, 2010 | CATEGORY: Lifestyle

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Groups working together to share trails responsibly

We are fortunate to have access to an abundance of trails on our public lands in the Four Corners. And we share many ofthose trails with a large community of trail users - hikers, backpackers,...

DATE: March 6, 2010 | CATEGORY: Lifestyle

Selection of coffee can benefit birds

I cannot begin my day without a steaming mug of freshly ground, organic, fair-trade, shade-grown, bird-friendly, darkroast coffee. I won't pick up the phone or leave the house until I have consumed...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Lifestyle

Animal life abundant beneath winter snow and ice

By Gabrielle MoreyThe winter season is just beginning this month, and as I write this, it's just beginning to feel like it. We know,however, that snow and cold is in our future.Animals may migrate,...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2009 | CATEGORY: Lifestyle

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Come here, my pretties

DATE: Oct. 30, 2009 | CATEGORY: Lifestyle

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Marching down Main for Durango's homecoming

DATE: Oct. 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Lifestyle

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Red Cross will help, near or far

Recently, the Red Cross global network responded to several major disasters in the Asian Pacific region:- In American Samoa, Red Cross workers are assisting with sheltering affected islanders and...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2009 | CATEGORY: Lifestyle

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Making waves

DATE: Oct. 10, 2009 | CATEGORY: Lifestyle

Cowboys gather in Durango

DATE: Oct. 6, 2009 | CATEGORY: Lifestyle

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Bless'd be the beasts

Sunday’s blessing for a furry and four-legged assembly started out with a fitting hymn, "All God’s Critters Got a Place in the Choir.""Some sing low and some sing higher," the song went, "some sing...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2009 | CATEGORY: Lifestyle

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Old cow hands

DATE: Oct. 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Lifestyle